Nature Mindfulness: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Foster Self-Care and Connection
Organizer: Accessible Nature Wellness Programs
Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is an enjoyable way to feel grounded and nurtured while also building a sense of connection.
In this program, we will explore notions of community – with the non-human world that we are a part of, as we engage in a series of nature-based connection, mindfulness, and meditation activities.
Forest bathing research will be reviewed in this 2.5 hr virtual “nature retreat." This program is designed to be inclusive of and accessible for people living with disability/ chronic illness. You can participate indoors with a houseplant while reclining, on a balcony with a view of trees, in a garden, or in a park with internet access.
You will be guided through a series of nature-connection practices to calm the mind and body. We will conclude with a tea ceremony by an outdoor campfire shared online.
Following the program, participants will be encouraged to use the nature mindfulness of the program to Bear Creek Park and/or an alternative accessible green space. Information on accessibility of Bear Creek Park, public transit and site highlights will be provided.
To register, please email email@example.com referencing "ANWP: Bear Creek"